The world around us is evolving fast. As we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important.
To succeed in real-life and careers, people are required to use integrated knowledge from multiple disciplines but current schooling systems are mostly subject oriented (traditional approach rather than hands-on), leaving the knowledge integration part on the students to manage in the future.
There is an apparent gap between what and how school education provides and what and how school students will use them to apply it in their future. To succeed in the information-based and technologically advanced society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.
A well-formulated and integrated STEM program aims to bridge this gap by offering students an experiential, hands-on learning program to help them develop skills and prepare them for success in the future.